Chapter Meetings are the First Tuesday of the Month.
Fall Fellowship 2018
If you missed it, you missed a celebration of 80 years of Wa-Hi-Nasa!
2018 OA Callout Ceremony
Congratulations to all those who have been elected by their peers to enter into the ordeal!
OAU: Then and Possibly Now?
As a youth, still in my infancy with the Order, the calendar of events were still a mystery. So when OAU came up, I just thought it was what members did. I had really no idea that this was the first ever, and would eventually catch the attention of the National Lodge!
So with a duffle of a weekend's worth of stuff (most definitely more than was needed) and an aimless wandering look on my face I registered for whatever this was going to be. I quickly found the main meeting room where we would go through orientation as well as the barracks where we would be sleeping.
If your curious what the first OAU had, check out the
OAU webpage from way back in 2009.
The goal was to equip members with the information necessary to becoming honor chapters and a stellar lodge. Everything from orchestrating and planning meetings to effective ceremonies teams. They taught AIE and the drum. There were tips on how to relate to your troop and cement yourself as an effective leader.
If the OA are the green berets of the BSA, then this was basic training (aside from the physical challenges). Set at the beginning of the year, this was a compass that would help direct the lodge moving forward.
Since the first few years, OAU has declined in support. Many were unaware that we've done this in the past. I would not be so presumptuous as to assume that this has led to a lethargic attitude on the part of some in our lodge. But how cool would it be for an event like this to empower (buzzword alert) a new season of members to passionately move Wa-Hi-Nasa and their chapters (especially Wewoapisak) into a new, trans-formative year of cheerful service.
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